In his new book, the political scientist Lester Spence argues that over the last 40 years, Black politics have been co-opted by neoliberalism, as its pernicious influence has spread to Black churches, hip hop culture, and virtually every aspect of the African American experience. The book is called Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics. Dr. Spence is here to talk about it.
Then, the next installment of our series, Living Questions, in which we explore the role of religion in the public sphere. Today, a conversation with Clergy about prayer and politics in the age of ISIS.
Plus, Theater Critic J Wynn Rousuck reviews Outside Mullingar at the Everyman Theater, and I’ll have a year-end reflection on some of the artists we’ve lost in 2015.